Subject: bin/5575: sysinst interractive parts could be groupped
To: None <>
From: Manuel Bouyer <>
List: netbsd-bugs
Date: 06/12/1998 09:54:55
>Number:         5575
>Category:       bin
>Synopsis:       sysinst interractive parts could be groupped
>Confidential:   no
>Severity:       non-critical
>Priority:       low
>Responsible:    bin-bug-people (Utility Bug People)
>State:          open
>Class:          change-request
>Submitter-Id:   net
>Arrival-Date:   Fri Jun 12 01:05:01 1998

LIP6, Universite Paris VI.

>Release:        NetBSD 1.3.2

System: NetBSD 1.3.2 NetBSD 1.3.2 (ANTIFER) #0: Wed Jun 10 15:49:04 MEST 1998 i386

	When doing an install from ftp, sysinst first download the selected
	sets, and then ask if we want to see the files names while they are
	extracted before extracting them.
	These 2 actions may take some time, so the user may want to go
	do something else. It would be better if it asked this before
	starting the download, so that sysinst can download and
	extract the sets without user intervention.

	Install NetBSD 1.3.2 on a slow machine. Go drink a cup of coffe while
	it is downloading the sets. When you come back, figure out that it
	could have extracted them while you were away, instead of stupidly
	wainting for 'yes' or 'no' (who cares if it prints the files or not
	while extracting the sets, if there's nobody in front of the screen
	while it is doing it  ? :)
	None supplied, but should be quite easy to do.